Apple Inc.’s Top 10 Institutional Shareholders

Institutional investors required to file form 13F with the SEC held 632.6 million shares of Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) at 6/30/11 and 276.2 million shares at 9/30/11.  The market value of these holdings on 6/30/11 was $212.3 billion and on 9/30/11, the holdings were worth $105 billion.

The decrease in market value is attributable to 1,554 institutional investors having reported holding these shares on 6/30/11 versus only 947 institutional investors having reported holding these shares on 9/30/11.

Following is information on the ten largest positions in this company held by institutional money managers.

  • BLACKROCK ADVISORS LLC held 4,586,497 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $1,539,549,448. On 9/30/11, the firm held 4,542,271 shares worth $1,732,058,778. This represents a change of -44,226 shares or $192,509,330.
  • EATON VANCE MANAGEMENT held 2,714,060 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $911,028,520. On 9/30/11, the firm held 3,091,354 shares worth $1,178,795,107. This represents a change of 377,294 shares or $267,766,587.
  • WINSLOW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC /MN held 3,181,706 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $1,068,003,253. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,892,607 shares worth $1,103,008,901. This represents a change of -289,099 shares or $35,005,648.
  • MASSACHUSETTS FINANCIAL SERVICES CO /MA/ held 2,925,836 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $982,115,370. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,855,820 shares worth $1,088,981,282. This represents a change of -70,016 shares or $106,865,912.
  • BLACKROCK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC held 2,747,828 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $922,363,425. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,809,061 shares worth $1,071,151,141. This represents a change of 61,233 shares or $148,787,716.
  • BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO held 2,711,607 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $910,205,122. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,683,526 shares worth $1,023,282,134. This represents a change of -28,081 shares or $113,077,013.
  • GRANTHAM, MAYO, VAN OTTERLOO & CO. LLC held 2,669,528 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $896,080,464. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,650,418 shares worth $1,010,657,392. This represents a change of -19,110 shares or $114,576,928.
  • CALIFORNIA PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM held 2,315,554 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $777,262,011. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,404,684 shares worth $916,954,103. This represents a change of 89,130 shares or $139,692,092.
  • MITSUBISHI UFJ TRUST & BANKING CORP held 2,274,484 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $763,476,044. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,326,970 shares worth $887,320,200. This represents a change of 52,486 shares or $123,844,156.
  • PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC held 2,364,649 shares on 6/30/11, which were worth $793,741,730. On 9/30/11, the firm held 2,318,859 shares worth $884,227,314. This represents a change of -45,790 shares or $90,485,584.

About the company: Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers and related personal computing and mobile communication devices along with a variety of related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The Company sells its products worldwide through its online stores, its retail stores, its direct sales force, third-party wholesalers, and resellers.

Competitors to Watch: Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Lenovo Group Limited (LNVGY), Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), and Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK).

(Note: Data regarding institutional shareholders’ holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.  Historical stock quotes are sourced from Google Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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